Tiff 2019: Winners and Losers of This Year’s Festival, From ‘Joker’ to ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Published on Sep 13, 2019
The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off with a lot of speculation around its lineup: “Joker,” which won the Golden Lion at Venice shortly before its Tiff premiere, seemed to be the first comic book movie since “Black Panther” with the potential to generate awards season buzz in tandem with its commercial appeal. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” looked like it could score Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination in years for playing Mister Rogers. Taika Waititi’s Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbi” gave the “Thor: Ragnarok” director the opportunity to merge his playful style with subversive material. And then there were the Telluride breakouts, from delicate family drama “Waves” to the manic Adam Sandler performance in “Uncut Gems,” which would get the chance to continue building their popularity with larger audiences.
So how did all that go? In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne
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Author: Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson